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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 17, 2009 11:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: tempo

This, StSt that is, was one of the tempo evolutions that I find "good", interesting, etc. Of course, I love the extended Aox version, and the Jun 68 versions that are perhaps closest to it, BUT I also love the two other versions: 4 min "fast" of fall 68 and 6 min "long" of 69-71...the 6-8 (?) "long" of post 75 leaves me flat (I've spoken of not recognizing it the first time I heard it, summer of 76 at the Orpheum I think, and then Oct of 76 at Oak Col...I do think that Donna adds nice harmonies, given the laid back, almost ToLayMeDown style tempo they approach, but because of my love for the intense, high energy versions of 68-71, whether they were 4 or 8 min long, fast or slow, I just think they are the best song ever...in that format esp.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Oct 17, 2009 3:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: tempo

Hey, I was at those Orpheum shows too. I agree, the singing was great - I just didn't like the revision in the middle. I just don't think waltz tempos belong in Dead music. There, I've said it - I feel much better now.

Speaking of the Orpheum, I found my notes recently (housecleaning has its uses, and I notice that I wrote one word for the newly revised FOTD - Noooo! :)